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Elite Truckers to Meet in Indianapolis for National Truck Driving Championships

NTDC

Heading into its 85th anniversary after a two-year hiatus, the National Truck Driving Championships return with a high level of excitement and a slate of competitors ready to once again showcase their skills behind the wheel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Drops Below $5 for First Time Since March

Fuel pumps at a filling station

The national average price of diesel dropped to less than $5 a gallon for the first time since March, falling 14.5 cents to settle at $4.993, according to Energy Information Administration data released Aug. 8.

August 8, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Retail Cargo Seen Cooling in Second Half as Inflation, Rates Bite

New York/New Jersey

U.S. ports will see less retail cargo entering the country in the second half of the year as economic growth slows amid back-to-back interest rate increases and persistent inflation.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2022
Safety

Maryland’s Joyce Bain on NTDC: ‘I Go to Win’

Maryland state truck driving champion Joyce Bain of FedEx Ground

In June, Joyce Bain set out to win Maryland’s truck safety tournament. And, by relying on consistency and mental toughness, she did just that. Up next is nationals in Indianapolis.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone, Microsoft Collaborate on Tire Analytics

Bridgestone exhibit

Bridgestone Corp. is renewing its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate advanced tire analytics integration, the company announced Aug. 4.

August 8, 2022
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for August 8, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the August 8, 2022 print edition.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2022
Business, Logistics

New Louisiana Port Project Looks to Expand Intermodal to DFW Area

Oil tanker sailing from Plaquemines Port

Developers and port officials in Dallas County, Texas, are talking with leaders building the new Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District/Louisiana Gateway Project to expand the reach of the budding Gulf of Mexico facility.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cummins Supplies Most Class 8 Engines in First Half

Cummins engines

In the first half of 2022 independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied a leading 47,713 Class 8 diesel engines, or 35.5% of the 134,373 used, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Lightning eMotors Sees Specialty CEVs as Next Frontier

Lightning eMotors mobile charger

Medium-duty electric commercial vehicles from box trucks to specialty applications are anticipated to play a large role as regulators and businesses turn to axing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions in the years ahead.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Oregon Eyes Tolling Portland Region's Interstates

Oregon

Oregon is asking for public input on a congestion pricing plan to impose tolls on all lanes of Portland’s two interstates that would result in commercial trucks paying higher rates than passenger vehicles.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

STB Says ‘Train Noise’ Would Be Only Negative Impact of CP-KCS Merger

KCS-CP trains

The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis determined the only potential adverse impacts of Canadian Pacific’s proposed merger with Kansas City Southern would be train noise, according to the STB’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement released Aug. 5.

Thomas Lott | Laredo Morning Times, Texas
August 8, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

XPO Posts Strong Q2 Earnings Amid Upcoming Leadership Change

XPO Logistics building

XPO Logistics Inc. on Aug. 4 reported record revenue and net income for the second quarter, part of a busy week for the Greenwich, Conn.-based company.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Nikola Reports $18.1 Million Revenue

Nikola Tre

Nikola Corp. reported its first meaningful revenue and said it’s on track to deliver as many as 500 electric big rigs to customers this year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

CVG Q2 Results Slide

CVG display

Diversified supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported second-quarter net income and revenue fell, and new pricing began in July.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Probes Tesla Crashes That Killed Two Motorcyclists

tesla autopilot

DETROIT — Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways: The partially automated vehicles may not stop for motorcycles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 5, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Labor Chief Sees No Sign of Strike, Lockout in West Coast Port Talks

Marty Walsh

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said he sees no signs of a strike or a lockout looming in the contract negotiations between dockworkers and employers at some of the nation’s most important ports, even as talks continue without a contract.

August 5, 2022
Government, Business

Democrats Say They’ve Reached Agreement on Economic Package

Kyrsten Sinema

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats have agreed to eleventh-hour changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Aug. 4, clearing the major impediment to pushing one of President Joe Biden’s paramount election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
August 5, 2022
Government, Business

Employers Added 528,000 Jobs in July

construction workers

WASHINGTON — America’s hiring boom continued last month as employers added a surprising 528,000 jobs despite raging inflation and rising anxiety about a recession.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 5, 2022
Government

Senate Votes to Overturn Biden Environmental Rule

Sen. Joe Manchin, trailed by reporters on Aug. 4.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Aug. 4 voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Breaking News, For-Hire

XPO Names Mario Harik to Succeed Brad Jacobs as CEO

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced that Mario Harik will succeed Brad Jacobs as CEO of XPO and join the board of directors following XPO’s planned spinoff of its tech-enabled brokerage platform.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2022